And it was so, that when any man came near to him to bow down to him, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.
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George Leo Haydock
Kissed him. Engaging affability! How often abused by the ambitious, for similar purposes! (Haydock)
Thus acted Otho. Protendens manum, adorare vulgus, jacere oscula et omnia serviliter pro dominatione. (Tacitus, Hist. i.)
"Stretching out his hand, he bowed to the common people, dispensed his kisses at random, and performed all the acts of servility to obtain the throne. "(Haydock)